An initiative by Aussie Farms and Animal Liberation ACT

The people behind the cruelty

Those who make a profit by abusing or exploiting animals will be exposed for who they really are.

Tony Richardson

Tony Richardson purchased Yelmah Piggery from Alan Fyfe in 2009

Don KR Castlemaine (George Weston Foods)

George Weston Foods (GWF) is one of the largest consumer products companies in Australia. The DON-KRC (KR Castlemaine) division produces and distributes fresh and packaged smallgoods products, including strasburg, salami, kabana, frankfurts, ham, bacon, fresh sausages, cheese and other specialty products, and is based in Castlemaine VIC, generating approximately A$800 million in annual sales.

Ian Connaughton

Ian Connaughton owns and manages Girgarre Piggery in Girgarre VIC, for Don KR Castlemaine / George Weston Foods, where 3000-4000 sows (mother pigs) are moved between confinement in small cages for weeks at a time, to small pens with other sows for months at a time.

Dimitrios & Joannis Pounendis

Dimitrios & Joannis Pounendis own at least one piggery: Korunye Park Piggery near Two Wells SA, where they subject thousands of pigs every year to prolonged confinement and surgical mutilation without anaesthetic, before sending them off to slaughter. This is standard in the Australian pig farming industry.

Gary Robert Powell

Gary Robert Powell owns Willawa Piggery in Grong Grong NSW.

Sheaoak Piggery Pty Ltd

Sheaoak Piggery Pty Ltd is one of the largest pig killing companies in South Australia, formed in 1992. They are a member of the Australian Pork Farm Group (APFG), along with Wasleys Piggery Pty Ltd and Australian Pork Farms Pty Ltd.

Westpork

WA's largest pig producer, fined $225000 in 2013 for animal cruelty.

Craig Mostyn Farms

Craig Mostyn Farms are one of the largest pig killing companies in Australia. Along with a number of piggeries, they own Linley Valley Abattoir, a large pig slaughterhouse in Western Australia which kills around half a million pigs per year, using the excruciating 'stunning' method of a carbon dioxide gas chamber (seen also at Corowa Slaughterhouse NSW and Big River Pork SA).

Davis family (Aroora Enterprises)

Owned and operated by Jim and Rhonda Davis, their son Greg and his wife Peta. As of 2008, the Davis family own two piggeries: a breeder site, and a grow-out site.

Australian Pork Farm Group (APFG)

The Australian Pork Farm Group is made up of 3 businesses: Shea-oak Piggery Holdings Pty Ltd, Wasleys Piggery Pty Ltd, and Australian Pork Farms Pty Ltd. APFG is also a direct Capital investor in the Big River Pork Abattoir at Murray Bridge SA - and along with Auspork own 50% of this business.

Wasleys Piggery Pty Ltd

Wasleys Piggery Pty Ltd is one of the largest pig killing companies in South Australia, formed in 1994. They are a member of the Australian Pork Farm Group (APFG), along with Shea-Oak Piggery Holdings Pty Ltd and Australian Pork Farms Pty Ltd.

F & MH Cazzolato

F & MH Cazzolato own Wellington Piggery in Wellington SA, though it is believed they are in the process of closing it down.

Goss & Tiss families (Andgar Proprietors)

Andrew Goss and Garry Tiss (A.L Goss, A.W Goss, G.J Tiss & J.M Tiss) own at least two piggeries in South Australia, including one at Mannum and one at Dublin.

David & Linda Donaldson

David and Linda Donaldson own Deni Piggery in Deniliquin NSW.

Egbert Selten (Aldridge Pty Ltd)

Egbert Selten owns Selko Piggery near Narrandera NSW, though as of 2014 is trying to sell it (www.piggeryforsale.com).

Pig Improvement Company (PIC)

Pig Improvement Company (PIC) is one of the largest and most highly-regarded pig killing companies in Australia. They own a number of piggeries in several states including NSW, VIC, SA and QLD.

Jones family (CEFN Genetics)

CEFN has a number of breeding facilities (farrowing crates, sow stalls, and group housing - no weaners or growers) near Clifton in Queensland, Australia, and near Murray Bridge, South Australia. These farms serve as "semen centres", providing boar semen for artificial insemination to over 80 pig farms across the country. CEFN is owned by the family of the former mayor of Clifton.

Terence & Florence Reed

Terence & Florence Reed own at least one piggery, Brentwood Piggery near Dalby QLD. Here, they keep pigs confined to tiny metal cages in sow stalls and farrowing crates, cut off the tails of piglets, cut large notches into their ears, and cut their teeth back to the gum line, all without pain relief or anaesthetic.

Rivalea Australia

Rivalea is the largest pig killing company in Australia. They own the largest pig slaughterhouse in Australia (Corowa Abattoir, NSW), and the largest piggery in the southern hemisphere (Corowa Piggery, NSW). They also own a number of other piggeries in NSW and VIC, and hold a majority share in another large pig slaughterhouse, Diamond Valley Pork in Melbourne.

Geoffrey & Eileen Baker

Geoff and Eileen Baker own at least one piggery, Springview Piggery, in Gooloogong NSW. In October 2013, a sow at their piggery gave birth to a litter of stillborns, causing paralysis in her back legs. They left her in a farrowing crate unable to reach food and water for several days before they decided to kill her.

Andrew Reilly (Reilly Pastoral Co)

Andrew Reilly owns multiple piggeries under his company name Reilly Pastoral Co Pty Ltd, including Wongalea Piggery, in Quinalow QLD. Here, Andrew Reilly keep pigs confined to tiny metal cages in farrowing crates alongside their dead and dying piglets for up to 6 weeks at a time, before moving them out to be forcefully reimpregnated.

Agnes & Peter Cartwright (Pine Park Pig Co)

Agnes and Peter Cartwright own Pine Park Piggery in Temora NSW. Here, they keep female pigs in tiny metal and concrete cages known as sow stalls and farrowing crates for weeks on end, and perform mutilations on piglets without anaesthetic. Peter Cartwright was Temora's Citizen of the Year in 2012.

Lloyd Gaskin & Lynette Meredith (Navhold Pty Ltd)

Lloyd Gaskin and Lynette Meredith own Strathvean Piggery in Tarcutta NSW. Here, they keep female pigs in tiny metal and concrete cages known as sow stalls, perform mutilations on piglets without anaesthetic, and they confine 'grower' pigs to small concrete pens.

Walker & Rowntree Family (Windridge Farms)

The Walker family consists of Dugald and Jean Walker, and their three daughters, Sally Walker, Andree Rowntree, and Edwina Beveridge, all of whom have at some point been involved in the ownership or management of multiple piggeries under the company name Windridge Farms, including Wonga Piggery, in Young NSW, exposed in December 2013 for animal cruelty.

Edwina Beveridge (Blantyre Farms)

Edwina Beveridge owns Golden Grove Piggery and Dead Horse Gully (DHG) Piggery near Young NSW. Aside from keeping over 20000 pigs confined and abused, in May 2013 she set a trap for activists, sending 8 men out to "hunt" them. She failed to catch them but destroyed their car.

Charles & Elvira Zammit

Charles and Elvira Zammit own at least one piggery, Boen Boe Stud Piggery, in Joadja NSW. Here, they keep female pigs in tiny metal and concrete cages within farrowing crates, and perform mutilations on piglets without anaesthetic.

Ean Pollard (Westmill Products)

Ean Pollard is the Chairman of the NSW Farmers Pork Committee. He owns at least one pig farm, Lansdowne Piggery, in Young NSW. Footage obtained by Animal Liberation ACT displays the horrific nature of Ean's sow stalls, where he confines pregnant pigs in tiny metal cages. These are standard in the Australian pig farming industry.

Allan & Elaine Howard

Allan and Elaine Howard own at least one piggery, where they repeatedly impregnate female pigs and confine them to tiny metal crates, and regularly perform mutilations on piglets without pain relief. All standard in the Australian pig farming industry.

Wally Perenc

Wally owned at least two piggeries, which have now both been closed thanks to our campaign. At Wally's Piggery in Yass, located 20 minutes from Australia's Capital Territory, Wally personally bashed his pigs to death with a sledgehammer and hacked at their throats while his employees stood by drinking beer, some pigs taking up to 6 minutes to die as shown in footage from our undercover camera installation. The pigs' remains were left sometimes for days on end to be eaten by stray cats and other pigs.
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